Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough BarsOct 29, 2021
I’m pretty sure the title of this recipe says it all…I mean what about pumpkin, chocolate chip and cookie dough could be BAD?!
This pretty much combines all of my favorite things into one, with a little sprinkle of fall, of course. Not too long ago, I made a similar recipe, my No-Bake Healthy Cookie Dough Bars, and have been low key thinking about them since.
So I decided to remake them with a pumpkin spice twist to keep these in-theme for the season and holidays ahead. The result is a slightly gooey, nutritious but decadent cookie dough bar that will have you hooked.
These babies are also reminiscent of my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls, Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough and No-Bake Chocolate Cashew Crack Bars. Can you tell I have an obsession with cookie dough?
It’s just so simple and easy to recreate with healthier ingredients, so it’s a no brainer for me. Almond flour and nut butter (cashew butter in this case) do the trick, and the pumpkin purée also adds lots of great texture and flavor.
Cashew butter is one of my pantry staples, thanks to how versatile and nutritious it is.
Cashews are rich in protein, healthy fats and antioxidants such as polyphenols to help reduce cholesterol, prevent heart disease and stroke and strengthen bones.
Cashew butter is another way I enjoy these nutrient-dense babies, especially in dressings, sauces and baked goods. Georgia Grinders makes my favorite, and you can use my code GOODNESSWITHG for 20% off!
And since it IS October, and we’re all looking for ways to put that pumpkin to good use, be sure to check out my other delicious, pumpkin-packed recipes:
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Fudgey Pumpkin Brownies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies
- Healthy Pumpkin Oat Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
- Golden Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
Once you mix this up with some maple syrup for a little sweetness, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice (duh), and vanilla protein powder (optional, but adds more flavors and protein, of course), you’ll place your sticky batter into a loaf pan.
Top it all off with a simple melted chocolate mixture using chocolate chips (Lily’s Stevia-Sweetened Baking Chips are my go-to) and coconut oil. Flaky salt makes ALL the difference, so don’t forget this as well!
You just have to allow the freezer to do the work for you, and that’s that! Whip these up for you Halloween party or just because .
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup creamy cashew butter
- ⅓ cup pumpkin purée
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Chocolate Topping
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- flaky sea salt
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